29th August - Presidents Day - England v Zimbabwe

Test duo on show at the Sports Ground

Brian Murphy

Zimbabwean Test cricketers Trevor Gripper and Brian Murphy are due to appear for Dan Peacock's Mavhoyi Wekumusha XI ('The Village Boys' XI) in their Presidents' Day clash with Lymington on Sunday August 29th. Trevor Gripper

Leg spinner Murphy was in devastating form with both bat and ball in last year's corresponding fixture as the Zimbabweans ran out convincing winners. He has played in 11 Test matches, taking 18 wickets and scoring 123 runs. His best bowling figures came in 2000 when he took 3 for 32 against the West Indies. His victims that day were Jimmy Adams, Ridley Jacobs and Courtney Walsh. Trevor Gripper has appeared 20 times in Test matches for his country, scoring 809 runs at an average of 21.86. His highest score of 112 came against Bangladesh in 2001. Trevor made his last appearance for Zimbabwe last February when Bangladesh were again the opponents.

Apart from the two Internationals on view, Dan's team contains plenty of accomplished cricketers, some of whom have appeared for Zimbabwe at schools level. The full Mavhoyi Wekumusha squad will be: Daniel Peacock (captain), Clive Chadhani, Brett Hutchinson, Trevor Gripper, Brian Murphy, Neil Ferreira, Kingsley Went, Tom Peacock, Steve Lawson, Gareth Lendrum, Emilyn Keon and Chris Nutt.

The Lymington President's XI has yet to be finalised, although ex-Lymingtonians Damian Shirazi, Jon Hardy and Wayne Smith have all been invited to play. The two teams will be competing for the Global Peaks Trophy.

During the tea interval there will be a Kwik Cricket demonstation by members of the club's colts section. Also planned is a race-off to find Lymington's slowest cricketer (Neil Trestrail is currently evens with Corals, William Hill and Paddy Power). After the match there will be a barbecue - or 'briar', depending on where you come from!

Not only will club members have the chance to witness some fine cricketers on display, they will also have a final chance to say goodbye to Dan Peacock who is moving to Cambridge. The First XI captain has served the club well in his four years at the Sports Ground, regularly featuring near the top of the league batting and bowling averages.

The match commences at 1pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

TP

 

 

 
 
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